Ukraine’s government allocates $1,2 million for Ukroboronprom’s audit

Source : 112 Ukraine

Prime Minister Groysman announces submission of the proper draft law to the parliament
12:37, 22 May 2019

Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine's PM

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine allocates $1,2 million for the holding of the financial audit of Ukroboronprom as reported citing Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman.

“We submit the draft law on the transparent work of Ukroboronprom to the Ukrainian parliament. Everything, concerning the military topic and procurements in this sphere. We allocate $1,2 million on a recoupment basis for Ukroboronprom to begin the deep financial audit of its activity,” the prime minister said.

February 25, journalist investigations Bihus.Info, Nashi Hroshi program alleged that Igor Gladkovsky, the son of close Poroshenko ally Oleh Gladkovsky, deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), organized a corruption scheme to smuggle spare military-equipment parts from Russia in 2015. State defense facilities purchased the smuggled spare parts from private companies linked to Hladkovsky and his friends at highly inflated prices. Ukroboronprom state concern knew the origin of the smuggled parts but agreed to purchase them.

Related: Ukroboronprom asks $100 million from budget for defense complex

Igor Gladkovsky, along with Vitaliy Zhukov and Andriy Rogoza were supplying smuggled Russian components and components from the Ukrainian military units through straw companies at prices 2-4 times higher than market ones.

On March 4, President Petro Poroshenko dismissed Oleh Gladkovsky, deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council from his post. he replaced his close associate with Maksym Kryvonos, one of the presidential nominees, who withdrew his candidacy in favor of Poroshenko and was soon appointed NSDC high-ranker.

As it was reported earlier, the investigators of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office detained the acting and former directors of the State Foreign Trade Enterprise SpetsTechnoExport on suspicion of embezzling $2,225 million, according to NABU.

Related: State Investigation Bureau confiscation documents of Anti-Corruption Bureau on Ukroboronprom’s graft

On April 24, a bill that provides for the liquidation of Ukroboronprom state enterprise was registered in the Verkhovna Rada.

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